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Lindsay Sturges Saffouri

Professor of Legal Writing, Berkeley Law

Lindsay Sturges Saffouri spent ten years as Director of the First-Year Skills Program and now teaches Advanced Legal Writing courses full-time. Lindsay earned her J.D. at Hastings College of the Law, where she was an articles editor for the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law. She earned her undergraduate degree in political science from UCLA. While a law student, Lindsay clerked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Echeverria, a plaintiffs’-side litigation firm. During her third year, she externed full-time for Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

After graduating, Lindsay practiced at Taylor & Co. Law Offices, a boutique civil litigation firm. Her work there focused on all aspects of pre-trial and post-trial practice. Simultaneously, she taught part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law. She is a member of the Bar of California, and a member of the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and the Legal Writing and Reasoning section of the American Bar Association. She is also on the Academic Board for the Burton Legal Writing Awards.